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As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation is focused on the myriad of factors which make our city unique and successful. With an emphasis on strengthening this region's competitiveness in the global economy, the Foundation works with many partners to publish cutting edge research, hold public forums, and convene task forces of experts and stakeholders to create action agendas for real change.

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TBF Policy Update: Support for Guaranteed Minimum Income

Boston Indicators submitted testimony to the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Revenue in support of S.1852: An Act providing a guaranteed minimum income to all Massachusetts families, citing research into how reforms to the Commonwealth's earned income tax credit could support establishment of a guaranteed minimum income.

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Voices of Our Work

Barbara Hindley, lead author of the Boston Foundation's annual reports and newsletters for more than 30 years, reflects on three of her most memorable interviews with partners over the decades, including with Bob Moses, Muriel Snowden, and Michael McDonald.

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Viewpoint: Boston has an opportunity to lead in equity for all

In an opinion piece in the Boston Business Journal, Boston Foundation CEO Lee Pelton and other business leaders highlight the selection of former BECMA leader Segun Idowu to lead Mayor Wu's Economic Opportunity and Inclusion initiaitves. Subscription required

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The Latest Reports

TBF Annual Report 2021


The 2021 Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report from the Boston Foundation features interviews with community leaders focused on addressing Boston's critical issues in equity, working to ensure that our moment of change becomes a movement. Read the report and explore full transcript of all ten interviews.

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Multiracial in Greater Boston

A new report from Boston Indicators explores the details behind the numbers for Greater Boston's growing multiracial population, using birth and marriage records to highlight the changing demographics of the city and region.

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TBF News: Summer 2021

The Summer 2021 edition of TBF News features a conversation with our President and CEO M. Lee Pelton and a deeper look at the Business Equity Fund's impact on businesses owned by people of color. We also spoke with Boston Foundation donors Dain and Constance Perry about their work leading conversations about race across the country, and with Dr. Geralde Gabeau about her work supporting Haitian immigrants in Boston.

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